[tex-hyphen] German hyphenation of "Methode"

Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de
Fri Mar 27 18:53:26 CET 2015

On 03/27/2015 09:36 AM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>> [...]
>> I’m not sure whether I missing something specific feature of the
>> German language.  But I would say that readability in hyphenation
>> depends on word length.
> Not at all.  In German it depends on the `quality' of a hyphenation
> point.  I strongly recommend that you have a look at our `wortliste'
> project, where we have added weighted hyphenation points (or rather,
> we are trying to classify them).
>   http://repo.or.cz/w/wortliste.git

It is clear that I missed something specific to German: word
composition. At least, it  is a specific feature considered from
languages derived from Latin (such as Spanish).

I will check the list. Many thanks for the information.

> For example the hyphenation
>   Ad-
>   lerhorst
> is not very readable, while
>   be-
>   einspruchen
> is good.

But I guess you can have less readable hyphenations with \lefthyphenmin=3.


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